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NOAA switching from BlackBerrys to Apple iPhones, iPads

Google Apps for Government makes cross-platform central management of mobile devices possible, and BlackBerry Enterprise Server unnecessary.

Where does the IT money go in 2013 budget proposal?

Obama's 2013 budget proposal aims to cut federal IT but increase its use when it makes government more efficient. Here's where 10 departments stand.

Budget reflects shift in scientific R&D, education

Funding requests for scientific research and development, including clean energy, bio and nano research and education, would increase under the president's 2013 budget proposal.

US energy systems have disaster written all over them

Bringing new, localized sources of energy online in a smart grid would help to create a resilient, independent energy system and could foil potential cyberattacks to boot.

Can government stem the rise of hacktivism?

Most distributed denial-of-service attacks today are politically or ideologically motivated, a dramatic change from past years, according to a recent survey. However, confidence in law enforcement to defend against these cyberattacks is at an all-time low.

Internet Society launches info hub for DNSSEC, IPv6

The Deploy360 site is an online resource for information on two transformative technologies being implemented globally on the Internet.

ACTA on the ropes: Protests could sink anti-piracy treaty

Some European lawmakers join protests against the U.S.-backed agreement, but is it really an international version of SOPA?

Google's Bouncer shows Android malware the door

It may have arrived too late for the 5 million phones recently infected, but Google has introduced Bouncer, a service designed to muscle out apps carrying malicious code.

New, stealthy threats change best responses to cyberattack

With advanced persistent threats, trying to ID the source can be 'futile,' so focus on minimizing the damage, a revision of NIST's guidelines for incident response says.

Windows Phone 8 secrets leaked

If the latest details are true, the Windows Phone 8, code-named "Apollo," will integrate the phone with the core Windows 8 operating and restore enterprise-focused features to Microsoft's smart-phone platform.

6 NASA technologies in play at the Super Bowl

Inventions and innovations created for the space program have filtered down to the playing field and have contributed to making the big game what it is.

Are the days of hands-off Internet policies numbered?

International regulations on telecommunications, drafted in 1988, will be revised later this year, and several countries could look to exert control.

RIM takes BlackBerry users to the cloud

Business smart-phone maker Research In Motion has rolled out its cloud-based service for BlackBerry devices that works with the Microsoft Office 365 suite of services.

DOD's move to Android started with DARPA apps program

Among the next challenges: ensuring connectivity and security in the field.

Army working to streamline networking efforts

The Army's new acquisition and evaluation process is beginning to show results as the service identifies shortcomings and rolls out new systems to troops.

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